Etobicoke Kangaroos Australian Football Club

About

We are the Etobicoke Kangaroos Australian Football Club, nestled in the South-Western pocket of Toronto in Etobicoke, we have been competing in the annual Ontario Australian Football League in Toronto, Canada since 2003.

Our home games are played out of Colonel Sam Smith Park at Humber College South.

We are a proud member of our local community, west of the downtown core and before Mississaugua, who provides a great place for people of all age groups to meet and participate in the fantastic and unique sport of Australian Football. We are a proud club made up of varying cultural and sporting backgrounds of all ages and abilities

Out we come, out we come, out we come to play
Just for recreation’s sake to pass the time away
Lot’s of fun, heaps of fun, enjoy yourselves today
Etobicoke are hard to beat when they come out to play

So join in the chorus and sing it one and all
Join in the chorus, the Roos are on the ball
Good old Etobicoke, we’re champions you’ll agree

In their first season, the Roos win 10 out of 15 games and reach the finals in their first year. . The Preliminary Final was a classic, down by 4 goals at 3/4 time the new guys in the OAFL find a little extra and come home hard to beat the Lawrence Park Rebels by 1 point. 1st year and their first Grand Final can the fairy tale continue for this club that has worked on the idea of “Blue Steel” all year.

The Saturday is the worst weather of the year, the wind from the North blowing snow, rain, hail and sleet and the club up against the undefeated Toronto Dingos looking to make up for losing the GF the year before. A tough Dingo’s outfit held off the ‘Roos for 3 quarters before kicking 4 goals in the last term to win by 40 points. 

In 2011, Ontario AFL created a women’s division and the Roos expanded the club and formed the Lady Roos.  In true Roo fashion, the ladies had a spectacular rookie season making it to the finals.  Unfortunately, the Roos fell to the great and fabulous play of the Toronto Eagles.

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Club Governance:

President

Barbara Lamb  barbaraalamb@gmail.com

Treasurer

Kent Billing  kent.billing@gmail.com

Secretary

Jenn Minchin  jenn.minchin@gmail.com

Social Media/AFL Representative

Carter Merrigan  carter.merrigan@gmail.com

Director Women’s Representative

Nicole Poupart npoupart18@gmail.com

Director

Claire Warren  claire@trajektsports.com

 

CLUB History

In 2003, Greg Everett, Emile Studham and Sherelle Kelly set about constructing a new club called the Etobicoke Kangaroos AFC.  With the creation of the Women’s Division in 2011, the Kangaroos created the Lady Roos.. 

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What We Do

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The footballing component of our club comprises of both a Senior Men’s Division 1 and Women’s Division team

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  • We value the strong traditions and culture inherent to Australian Football within the sociocultural Canadian context.
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  • We aim to provide to all of our players, parents and supporters the best possible experience of Australian Rules Football in Toronto, Canada and North America.
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  • We are a successful club having won four Men’s Division 1 Grand Finals (2008, 2011, 2012 & 2015) and  five Women’s Division Grand Finals (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022).
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We proudly contribute to both the Canadian Men’s Northwind team and the Canadian Women’s Northern Lights’ & Midnight Suns development squad.

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